Schneiderlin ‘not satisfied’ with first season at Manchester United

Oli Fisher
Morgan Schneiderlin: Manchester United midfielder a target for Everton

Morgan Schneiderlin: Manchester United midfielder a target for Everton

Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted he is undecided about his first season at Manchester United, in an interview with French media.

The former Southampton man has played in 38 games for the Red Devils in all competitions, but fears he may miss out on selection for the European Championships.

“It would a lie to say that I am 100% optimistic,” he told L’Equipe.

“My chances are a bit less. But it would also be a lie to say that I don’t believe. For two years, I have practically made every squad. It was a dream. It is always at the back of my mind.

He went on to state that things have not been perfect since his £24million move to United in the summer.

“I’ve been like the squad – some good matches and some that were not as good,” the France international continued.

“But everything is definitely different at Manchester United. A good match at Southampton can be viewed as a bad one in Manchester.”

“When I signed for Manchester United, I wanted to play all the matches – to play well all the time,” he said.

“So I’m not fully satisfied. I’m not dissatisfied, I’m not satisfied – I’m in the middle.

“But it’s my first year. I’m convinced that I’ll come back very, very strong next season.”

The 26-year-old spoke about manager Louis van Gaal to Le Parisien in September, revealing the Dutchman is difficult to please.

“Van Gaal knew me as a footballer but he wanted to understand my character and my personality better,” he said.

“He set out his playing philosophy and told me about himself.

“The club offered me a new contract and I felt at home, but I needed to get out of my comfort zone.

“I feel ready to face this type of challenge and I’m not putting myself under any unnecessary pressure. Anyway, I’m living my dream. I couldn’t refuse Manchester United.”